Parties on the Edge - The bridge between the Yes movements and political parties
The Yes campaign gave rise to some new and different political organisations. From online media to think-and-do tanks. These crowd funded and self- organised structures seem to much better reflect the way people live their lives - through technology driven networks and horizontal connections.
Many of these activists were not members of political parties although thousands have joined parties since the referendum.
The Yes campaign can be seen as part of a type of movement politics that is growing across Europe particularly around the edges with Syrizia in Greece, Podemos in Spain and campaigns like the ‘anti-water charges’ movement in Ireland.
Alavaro Blasquez – Podemos Edinburgh
Robin McAlpine – Common Weal
Natalie McGarry – Women for Independence
Juliet Swann – ERS Scotland
Chair: Willie Sullivan, ERS Scotland
Refreshments will be served